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Adoption Disclaimer: Animals may be adopted by more than one "parent". You will be adopting the species of animal, not an individual animal.

Museum animals, like all living things, are subject to change. They may become ill, die, or be moved to another environment. If any of these things happen, your adoption will be transferred to another animal. Animals remain at OWW, under the care of the professional staff. Your tax deductible donation will help to care for the animals of Old World Wisconsin.

No ownership rights are conferred by sponsoring an animal. Animals may not be on exhibit at all times, based on plans and weather conditions.


Contact Us
For more information on our "Adopt an Animal" program, please call 262-594-2922.
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Heirloom Animals at Old World Wisconsin
Adopt An Animal At Old World Wisconsin
Do you love animals? Do you have fond memories of playing tug-of-war with the oxen, or petting the horses' noses? Now you can sponsor your favorite Old World Wisconsin breed by making a gift to "Adopt an Animal".

OWW's heritage breed livestock receive the best nutritious food, veterinary care, and attention. However, costs of daily care consume a large part of Old World Wisconsin's budget. When you "adopt" one of Old World's breeds - either in your own name, or as a gift to someone else - be assured that the animal you've chosen will receive the full benefit of your contribution. With your help, we can expand the Heritage Breed Livestock program at Old World Wisconsin. Thank you!

NEW! Adopt at Level 2 or higher and receive an adorable team of mini-oxen from Old World's gift shop! Watch the Miniature Heirloom Oxen video!

Adoption Levels & Benefits

Level 1 ($35)... because the animals eat 35 tons of hay every 6 months
Includes adoption certificate, 8 - 12 e-newsletters annually to keep supporters aware of events, projects and programs at Old World Wisconsin and Old World Foundation.
ADOPT/LEVEL 1

Level 2 ($62)...because 62 heritage breed animals live at OWW
Heritage breed animals are rare breeds that are often endangered. Includes all Level 1 benefits PLUS a quarterly update on the animals and a team of mini-plush oxen.
ADOPT/LEVEL 2

Level 3 ($105)...because approx. 105 animals call OWW "home"
Includes all prior level benefits PLUS an 8 x 10 photo of your animal suitable for framing.
ADOPT/LEVEL 3

Level 4 ($365)...because animals MUST be fed 365 days each year
Includes all prior level benefits PLUS 2 free admissions to the Annual Dog Walk and discounts to all OWF sponsored events.
ADOPT/LEVEL 4

Level 5 ($524)...because the 2 oxen eat 524 pounds of hay each week
Includes all prior level benefits PLUS a special Behind the Scenes Tour with the Historic Farm Staff.
ADOPT/LEVEL 5

Animals Available For Adoption
  • Sheep - Merino, Cotswold, Cheviot
  • Pigs - Ossabaw, Mulefoot
  • Cattle - Milking Shorthorn
  • Oxen - Red Holstein/Brown Swiss Cross
  • Horses - Morgans, Percherons
  • Chickens - Golden Laced Wyandotte, White Leghorns, Buff Orpingtons, Dominique
  • Honey Bees
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